On the eve of the election that could make or break his political career, Gov. Scott Walker says he's cautiously optimistic he'll get the majority's support on Tuesday.
"It's nice to finally be at the election," Walker told reporters in Stevens Point. "It's nice to be able to talk about the positive result of our reforms."
At a tour of Point Brewery, the governor, who is the first in Wisconsin's history and only the third in U.S. history to be targeted for recall, says the results will mean far more than whether he'll be able to keep his job.
"This will send a strong message not only here in Wisconsin, but to every elected official that voters are serious about it, that courage is on the ballot." Walker says a win will show that voters want a leader who isn't afraid to solve tough problems.
But his welcome wasn't entirely warm in Stevens Point. Supporters of his challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett lined the street outside the Brewery, including students from UW-Stevens Point. They say they need a new governor who will be an advocate for education.
Walker's campaign will be in Waukesha Tuesday, while Barrett plans to be in Milwaukee.